I've been searching for answers since receiving my pacemaker over a year ago. Even though the blackouts have stopped I am still not 100%. I experience the same strange feelings that I had before blacking out (just for a few seconds, as pre-pacemaker) and then I 'loose' a few seconds. After I 'come round' from this funny turn I feel confused for a few seconds (again, just as I used to feel after the blackouts).
I still haven't had a name for my condition. All that I know is that my heart would slow down and then stop for seconds before I got my pacemaker. No explanation as to why this happened. I was just wondering if maybe I could be suffering from Vasovagal Syncope (also called Neurocardiogenic Syncope). Does anybody know of anyone who still suffers symptoms even after having a pacemaker? I also wonder if a change in the pm's settings could solve the problem? Could it be that the pm doesn't respond quickly enough on occasions?
I would appreciate any suggestions. I have an appointment to see a neurologist in July and I do not want to be labelled as having a neurological problem (such as epilepsy) if that is not the case. (I have read too many stories about people being on unnecessary drugs for years).